Congo frees musicians arrested at pro-democracy meeting

March 19, 2015 5:12 PM

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KINSHASA (Reuters) - Seven Congolese musicians detained during a raid on a pro-democracy meeting were released on Thursday, a day after four foreign activists accused of fomenting unrest were expelled, the Kinshasa government said.

Democratic Republic of Congo's security forces arrested around 40 people - including musicians, journalists and a U.S. diplomat - last weekend in a swoop on a news conference organized by a local youth group in the capital.

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